Coast Guard demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating locations

Coast Guard demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating locations
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter  flies over an active volcano near Cold Bay, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage) KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized forward operating locations in St. Paul and Cold Bay, March 15, concluding the supplemental coverage of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Chain. The aircrews...

Coast Guard investigating death of Cutter Douglas Munro crewmember

Coast Guard investigating death of Cutter Douglas Munro crewmember
JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard member assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) was found unresponsive and later declared deceased Sunday morning in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Deceased is Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19-year-old male, from Virginia. The cutter is in Dutch Harbor awaiting repairs. Kelch was reported missing during normal liberty hours Saturday night. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues 5 distressed mariners near Tununak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 5 distressed mariners near Tununak, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued five people stranded on a boat without power off the Alaskan coast near Tununak, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted all five people and brought them to Tununak. Watchstanders in the 17th District command center in Juneau received notification...

Coast Guard suspends search for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man last seen aboard a fishing boat north of St. Matthew Island Thursday. Two Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft crews searched along with the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro and the crews of fishing vessels Clipper Epic, Frontier Spirit and Frontier Mariner for more than 24 hours, covering...

Coast Guard searching for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska

Coast Guard searching for man near St. Matthew Island, Alaska
Coast Guard C-130 file photoANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is searching for a man last seen aboard a fishing boat north of St. Matthew Island Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules aircrew launched from Kotzebue and is searching for the man along with the crew of fishing vessels Clipper Epic, Frontier Spirit and Frontier Mariner. The man was initially reported missing to the...

Coast Guard assists NPS in locating 4 kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park

Coast Guard assists NPS in locating 4 kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park
The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trenton Hirschi. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro small-boat crew rescued four kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, Sunday. The kayakers activated a personal locator beacon after one of the...

Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro to hold change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro to hold change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WHEC-724) file photo KODIAK, Alaska — Capt. Kevin Riddle will relieve Capt. Samuel Jordan as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) in Kodiak, Alaska Friday.  Upon relief Capt. Jordan will retire from active duty after 25 years of Coast Guard service. Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, and commander, Defense Forces...

Tugs towing Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, disabled fishing vessel back to Kodiak, Alaska

Tugs towing Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, disabled fishing vessel back to Kodiak, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The commercial tug Anna-T took the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR into tow 230 miles southeast of Kodiak Saturday afternoon and is in transit to Kodiak. The Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, a 225-foot seagoing buoytender home ported in Homer, arrived on scene and will escort the Anna-T and SPAR during the transit to Kodiak. The commercial tug Chahunta is scheduled to take the fishing vessel...